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Plugging Along on MV

It’s Wednesday the middle of the work week and we keep plugging along.  Martha’s Vineyard continues to have great weather, not too hot, not too cold and not too much rain which is good for our outside jobs.

In Vineyard Haven- West Chop we are working quickly as we have few more weeks to get the outside work of this home buttoned up before we can no longer do exterior work due to the town by-laws. The  exterior stairs are going up and siding and decking continue.

 

At our renovation project in Vineyard Haven the landscaping continues and the painters have now started the interior paint.

 

At the Spruce Avenue home in Oak Bluffs Matt (of Ridgeline Construction) installs a tin ceiling for the owners.

 

The Hampson Avenue home in Oak Bluffs is in the final touch period.  The appliances have been installed. The hardware for the kitchen cabinets has been installed. The custom stairs and cabinets have been completed.  The owners had some furniture delivered and they are waiting on the certificate of occupancy any day now.  Next up they will be working on installing a pool!

Cannot wait to see the final out come of these homes and post them on our website!

 

Un-official start to Summer

The un-official start to summer has begun on the island.  Memorial Day weekend was a different feel this year than years past.  The island seemed busier with homeowners here enjoying their home but the vacation rentals and hotels are still not permitted due to COVID 19.  This is giving homeowners the opportunity to spruce up their properties and use the homes themselves which does not happen as frequently.  In Phase 2 we will hear if the governor will allow vacation rentals and hotels and restaurants when they can re-open and what restrictions they will have.  Construction work continues as we are playing catch up and trying to complete a few properties to get the new owners in!

Up in West Tisbury at the Bramble Path job the subs are putting the final touches on the home and soon final inspections will be called in!  The owner will be able to start landscaping and move their furniture in!

 

In Oak Bluffs on Hampson Ave. we will be calling in the final inspections and working on obtaining the certificate of occupancy in the next week.  The owners will be able to enjoy putting their personal touches on their home this summer!

 

Exterior siding and decking continue at the West Chop property.

Lastly we have used Stonewood Products outdoor shower kits on a few of our current projects.  The product came out nice!  They have all different sizes and custom details you can add to you outside shower, a staple item for a Vineyard home.

Have a safe week and enjoy this sunny, warm weather!

Spring time on Martha’s Vineyard

We are taking advantage of beautiful springtime weather and 5-man work crews to keep our momentum moving forward. Siding and decks being completed while carpenters, painters, plumbers, and tilers work on finished up our homes.
(Please note that all crew & subs on projects strictly adhering to best management practices of Social Distancing and wearing PPE when needed for everyone’s safety. Some pics show individuals working alone and were taken 8′-10′ back)

At our modular home on West Chop, in Vineyard Haven the crew continues to work on siding the exterior. What a great view to look at while working!  (Vineyard Haven Harbor watch the boats go by.)

 

 

At our renovation project in Vineyard Haven the owners are adding a bedroom, bathroom in the old loft and adding a screened in porch.  Things are finishing up at this project.

 

In Oak Bluffs on Spruce Ave. the tile contractors have been working hard on the showers and the back splash.

At our Hampson Avenue modular home the tile contractors were in putting in the finishing touches. The plumber was installing fixtures and the glass has been installed in the bathroom showers.

Keep up the good work, enjoy this nice weather and stay healthy! Until next week… 🙂

Progress…progress

We are seeing progress on our jobs even with two person crews.  Starting next week the towns on island passed that five workers can be on a job site which will make things go a little faster.  It was a challenging but we have made progress and held to the guidelines. Longer days, weekends and swapping crews through scheduling have definitely helped. We hope everyone continues to being safe and practicing social distancing, wearing masks and washing hands. 

In Oak Bluffs on Spruce Ave. the tile has been installed in the bathrooms, the details on the decks are coming together.

 

Up in West Tisbury things are coming along…the decking and outside shower have been completed. Bathrooms have been tiled and hardware will be going up soon.

If you are thinking about doing a modular now could be the time to start planning while you are working from home and noticing all the changes that need to be made.

Stay tuned to next weeks progress with more workers on our various job sites!

Out with the Old…

Squash Meadow recently launched a new website and it looks bright and fresh. Sadly we lost a lot of our blogs in the process which is a bummer but the new layout is worth it! We hope the new website is more user friendly to our clients.

Here is a synopsis of whats been happening at Squash Meadow recently…

Yesterday was Squash Meadow Construction’s first full day back to work after the island wide work stoppage since Mid-March. We are strictly adhering to the Phase 1 Guidelines written by the back to work committee, passed our initial inspections, have all the required wash stations, sanitizers, PPE for crew, completing our daily logs and cleaning. We understand this is a first step with the two-man per site limit but it is a step we can all live with to make sure everyone is safe and to stop this pandemic.

At the beginning of March we had set a new house on pylons in Vineyard Haven. The crew yesterday was working on buttoning up the exterior and will begin siding in the next few weeks.

Cannot wait to see the outcome of this house!

In Oak Bluffs on Spruce Ave. the exterior is almost finished with siding and decking. Next the subs will be going in one at a time to do the finish plumbing, heating, counter tops and painting.  More photos to come as the progress continues.

 

The finish carpenter is at the Hampson Ave. property working on the custom stairs. The painters are almost complete.  The owners soon will be able to move in their furniture and begin their landscaping for the summer!

Everyone is working hard during this difficult time and we truly appreciate everyones hard work and dedication.  Stay safe and healthy and see you again soon!

Gobble….gobble

Hard to believe Thanksgiving is one week away which means Christmas is five weeks away….time to get shopping and prepare for the holiday season up on! In the meantime we will keep on keeping on….

In Edgartown today we stopped by the Curtis Lane project. The three season room fireplace is complete. The contractors are finishing up trim in the three season room. The home is almost finished with the siding and decking. The outside shower is in progress.

In Oak Bluffs on Spruce Ave. the foundation is complete and inspection passed! The foundation will be backfilled right after Thanksgiving. Set day is just around the corner…stay tuned!

At the Hampson Ave. the electrician and plumber are in doing their roughs. The exterior is in progress the trim is now up, shingles will be next.

We hope everyone has a safe, happy Thanksgiving with family and friends!

In the Office & out in the Field

Out on the field:

It’s happening now on Spruce Ave, in Oak Bluffs…the concrete is being poured for our next modular set coming to the island from the Westchester Modular Homes factory in Wingdale, NY on December 5th. We like forward progress! Now the concrete will have time to cure before the boxes arrive in the next few weeks.

In the office:

This week we have been busy talking with our web designers and creating a new Squash Meadow website! We are excited and hope to launch in the next few months 🙂

There have been a few design meetings this weeks on two upcoming projects in Vineyard Haven in the West Chop area. One is a new modular home set date likely in February and the other is a renovation project. We look forward to posting more about these upcoming projects in the next few months.

Lots of fun and exciting things happening at SMC. Hard to believe Thanksgiving is two weeks away, the time is flying! Stay tuned till next week.

November on MV

October flew by and November and December will as well with the holidays approaching. The work does not stop.

This week in Oak Bluffs on Spruce Ave. we have site work for the foundation happening. See the photos below….concrete will be poured next week and will have time to cure before the modular boxes arrive December 5th.

At our newest set on Hampson Ave. the buttoning up of the outside continues. The staging has been set up for the shingles and trim. Here is a preview of the kitchen.

In Edgartown at our Curtis Lane project here are some photos of the exterior decking and siding. The fireplace is almost complete. The electricians are on site and finishing up their roughs for inspection.

The finished basement in Edgartown is almost complete we are waiting on the installation of the flooring which should be in the near future. Other little odds and end jobs are in progress or near completion. The next round of smaller jobs will start soon. Our list is full for the next few months!

Have a great weekend and we will see you next week!

Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween!!!! It never seems to slow down around here…which is a good thing!

Here’s what we have been up to recently….

In Edgartown we have the Curtis Lane project in the works, the outside is almost completed with siding, trim and decking. The outdoor fireplace on the screened in porch is in progress and is looking great. The plumbing has been roughed and all set. The electricians are in progress. The dry wallers will be heading in in shortly to close up the gaps on the inside. The weather for the end of this week does not look very promising for us! More wind and rain headed our way.

Moving to Oak Bluffs…..We had a set in Oak Bluffs on Tuesday on Hampson Avenue. Here are some progress photos throughout the day.

The modular home from Westchester Modular has been set on the foundation and is weather tight, just in time! The new owner was here to watch the set and is very excited to see the outcome in the months to come. Once the rain/wind storm passes the crew will get over to start shingling and putting trim up on the outside. Progress photos will come in the next few weeks. Everyone was happy to be setting the home in dry weather yesterday.

At the next upcoming project in Oak Bluffs on Spruce Avenue the footing forms are in and the cement will be poured in the next few days. The modular boxes will be due to arrive early December.

Have a safe Halloween! Stay dry and we will see you next week with more on whats been happening around Squash Meadow job sites!

Windy…windy….

We had some bad weather last week with the boats not running for two days straight. Today is also very windy, knocked some power out across the island, tree limbs are down, some school delays and cancellations. The boats are also not running at the moment once again. Be careful out there! Despite the bad weather we are pushing through with our current projects…here is an update!

In Oak Bluffs on Spruce Ave. the home has been demolished. Next up will be site work for the foundation for the new modular home that is due to be set on site at the beginning of December.

The job on Hampson Avenue is also coming along. The foundation has been tarred and the next week or so the steel plates will be going in for the modular home due to arrive on island October 29th.

Hampson Avenue, Oak Bluffs

In Edgartown the Curtis Lane home is coming along. The crew is working hard siding the home. The front deck and back screened in porch with outdoor fire place are in progress. The subcontractors have begun their rough work for HVAC, plumbing and electrical.

We are staying busy this fall and will continue to update you on our progress 🙂